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Mr. Standfast

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by John Buchan

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SKU: 9781846971556 Categories: , , , , , ,
ISBN: 9781846971556
Published: 08 Mar 2018
Format: Paperback
Extent: 304
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon , Polygon
Categories:
Fiction / Classic fiction
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About the Book

Recalled from active service on the Western Front, Richard Hannay is sent undercover on a crucial secret mission to find a dangerous German agent at large in Britain. Disguised as a pacifist, Hannay travels from London to Glasgow to the Scottish Highlands and Islands in his search, which eventually ends in a spectacular climax above the battlefields of Europe. John Buchan's inside knowledge of trench warfare and government intelligence lend a formidable realism to this superlative spy story. This is a nail-biting classic from a master storyteller.


The Author

John Buchan

John Buchan was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist, born in Perth in 1875. He published nearly 30 novels and seven collections of short stories. After spells as a war correspondent, Lloyd George’s Director of Information and Conservative MP, Buchan moved to Canada in 1935. He served as Governor General there until his death in 1940.

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